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By P. Kharel Peer Pressure Dr Sundar Mani Dixit did it. Candid and even blunt, he does not hesitate to comment critically on his peer Dr. Govind K.C.’s latest fast-unto-death campaign. Associations formed by various interest groups are rarely summon their courage in condemning the misdemeanor or malpractices that their …

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‘Great disorder under the heavens’ in Trumpian world

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: China’s legendary leader Mao Zedong once famously declared that there was ‘great disorder under the heavens’ before going on to aver that such a situation was just what the doctor ordered as it rendered the world ‘ripe for revolution’. American President Richard M. Nixon, in a …

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BP between reds and Royals

By Maila Baje Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba finally has discovered why his party’s presiding deity so consistently counseled against cooperating with communists. Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala died an inveterate anti-communist and circumspect constitutional monarchist. As someone who was once a communist, B.P.’s disenchantment with our variant of ideologists – …

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What went wrong with Nepal?

By PR Pradhan The present day leaders never become tired from deploring the panchayat days as “dark era” in the history. Always, they are trying to project King Mahendra and King Birendra as autocratic rulers by over-shadowing their contribution to the nation. However, compared to the political system that we …

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Spice of Life

B y P. Kharel Painful Press presentation Bits of inside information keep flowing from the Prime Minister KP Oli’s China visit in June. His lieutenants wore a long look when its official photographer to Beijing lost his ID card and could not enter the premier’s brief meeting with Chinese President …

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Trump’s blitzkrieg diplomacy: downside and upside

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU: Last week, this column argued that America, under President Donald Trump, continued to annoy and flummox friends and foes while maintaining her global status as being far too important to ignore. On the eve of his July 16 Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin – …

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Political upheavals may grip Nepal; PM Oli may land in trouble soon

By NP Upadhdhya Indian Academician Brahma Chellany recently suggested his own government in Delhi that “India would do well if she asks for an apology from Nepal for all of its past blunders that New Delhi committed on the tiny Himalayan “sovereign” nation” in the past. Perhaps he was talking …

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